PORTUGAL REVISITED - 2019 was a good year (Part two) - Lourinhã

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I have been exchanging thoughts about travel with my Hive-friend Rick who encouraged me to share my travel photos from last year. Again, checking his posts, I find his Giant Meteor Crater: Winslow, Arizona
- In a comment on his earlier post about Italy I complained that 2020 is a total loss - stuck at home because of Covid. So all I can do is relive my many trips last year, and the most memorable was to Portugal. A artist friend from Canada, Paulo Cunha, whom I had known for many years, but only then met personally, had invited me to spend some time with him in his native Portugal, at the condominium he inherited from his parents at Praia da Areia Branca.

I then published PORTUGAL REVISITED - 2019 was a good year (Part one) and promised a follow-up. So here it is, the continuation of the trip, with some of the most amazing vistas Portugal has to offer!

This is from day 4 of my trip:

Lourinhã

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the rugged coast of Lourinhã - Praia de Paimogo

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You can find many more photos from day 4 at Lourinhã - Praia da Areia Branca - Santa Maria do Castelo - Peniche - Praia de Paimogo - Forte de Nossa Senhora dos Anjos de Paimogo in my Flickr album PORTUGAL 2019 - day 4

Lourinhã - Forte de Nossa Senhora dos Anjos de Paimogo :

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last, but not least, the municipality of Lourinhã, the dinosaur capital of Portugal

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well, this was the only dinosaur I encountered (they must have been hiding)

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Lourinhã - Cemitério da Lourinhã and Santa Maria do Castelo

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Convento Santo António da Lourinhã

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my friend (and tour-guide) Paulo in Lourinhã

For more check my Flickr album PORTUGAL 2019 - day 4


I will add more from this trip - next installment coming up soon!
Teaser: the most interesting place is yet to come - the medieval fortified town of Obidos!

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Previously published PORTUGAL REVISITED - 2019 was a good year (Part one)

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Manually curated by ackhoo from the Qurator Team. Keep up the good work!

Such a cool place! I absolutely love the old structures and the rock formations. When I look at these landscapes it immediately brightens my mood. It is so obvious that we are evolved to see the beauty in the art of the world around us.

I noticed earlier today when we went for our walk at the botanical gardens that I immediately felt like a large boulder had been lifted off of me as soon as I saw the trees and the green plants. There is a psychological damage that we are experiencing from this pandemic that we won't really know the full scope is for some time.

I'll be going over to Flickr to see the rest now :)

thank you Rick - I really felt alive there, and yes, we need to connect with nature. I have a Facebook friend who is a Austrian biologist who writes books about this subject; that there are compounds in the woods that boost your immune system and your overall well-being. He was very critical about the lock-down that prevented people from going out into nature. Too bad all his writing is just in German (as are a lot of videos on the subject of the healing power of nature). It is not only psychological, but also biological.
Back in April I posted a blog on my website, mixed German and English, so you might still get some information out of it - the theme is "Forest Bathing" and there is some English content as well as relevant English links:
FOREST BATHING: WALD GEGEN CORONA VIREN (Woods against Corona Virus).

Thanks for the link, Otto - I'll check it out. I need to learn German, after all it is the language of my Nuthmann family. :)

best to learn it in Germany - if you have the time to do so. I learned to speak Swedish fluently in about half a year while living in Stockholm.